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Density Functional Theory Study of the Structure and Energetics of Negatively Charged Oligopyrroles
Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University, MS 6A2, Fairfax, VA 22030
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (Impact Factor: 1.43). 08/2011; 111(10):2295  2305. DOI: 10.1002/qua.22659 Fulltext
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 "Results closest to experiment [38] [26] are obtained with B3PW91, reproducing the experimental planar structure of pyrrole (Py) with the smallest error of 1.0%. The B3PW91 approach is then adopted, which additionally allows for comparison with our previous studies [23] [24] [25]. The Py molecule is a C 2v planar structure with a strong dipole moment of 1.94D in the direction of the NAH bond and À23.5, À26.8, À34.4D Å for the diagonal elements of the quadrupole matrix. "
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